Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
A human being is a deciding being.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
People fall forward to success.
Our true nationality is mankind.
If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence.
Man has the power to act as his own destroyer - and that is the way he has acted through most of his history.
The U.S. Census Bureau acknowledged this fact when it reported that those with a bachelor's degree earn on average $1 million more over their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma.
Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
Human history is in essence a history of ideas.
There is no come back to caves. We are too many.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.